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7 November Holidays You Ought to Celebrate

November 2, 2015

Happy False Confession Day…and uh, Thanksgiving, too, we suppose.

King Tut DayNov. 4: King Tut Day

According to legend, the famous Egyptian ruler was “born in Arizona, moved to Babylonia.” But really, King Tutankhamen was an obscure Egyptian leader who ruled for an uneventful nine years (1333 B.C. to 1324 B.C.) from the ages of 9 to 19. On Nov. 4, 1922, the boy king’s tomb was discovered in the Valley of the Kings in Egypt by Howard Carter.

Nov. 5: Men Make Dinner Day

Women still do the majority of cooking in American homes, so this holiday is meant to make sure the men get a chance at the chore, if only once.

Nov. 6: Saxophone Day

Adolphe Sax was born on Nov. 6, 1814, and by the time he was 30, he’d already invented nine different styles of saxophones (and name the instrument after himself). Celebrate the day with some sax-heavy jazz, man, you dig?

Nov. 17: Take a Hike Day

Hey, buddy, take a hike! No, really. That’s what you should do today. Put on some boots, find a nature trail, and get some exercise.

Nov. 21 World Hello Day

This holiday is meant to promote world peace. How to do that, and how to celebrate the day, according to its founders: say hello to 10 strangers.

Nov. 21 False Confession Day

This doesn’t sound all that fun, but this holiday is about pranking someone you love—or an authority figure—by owning up to a crime or transgression that you didn’t actually commit.

Nov. 24: All Our Uncles are Monkeys Day

It’s also known as Evolution Day, and it commemorates the day in 1859 in which Charles Darwin’s book The Origin of Species was released.

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